Nzikitanza – A piece on the resistance against the MUOS in Niscemi, Sicily


  • Marcello Messina Universidade Federal do Acre



Nzikitanza for accordion, violin, cello and tape was written in 2012 as a reflection on the deployment of Sicilian territory for NATO and US military operations. In particular, the piece was inspired by the then newly formed resistance committee against the MUOS in Niscemi. This brief commentary will illustrate a priori and a posteriori reflections on the status of the piece as a contribution to forms of antagonistic culture.


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Biografia do Autor

Marcello Messina, Universidade Federal do Acre

Marcello Messina is a Sicilian composer and academic based in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil. He holds a PhD in composition from the University of Leeds (UK), and is currently Assistant Professor at the Universidade Federal do Acre under the PNPD/CAPES scheme. He is also recipient of the Endeavour Research Fellowship at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. His music is published by MAP Editions, the University of York Music Press and Huddersfield Contemporary Records.



Como Citar

Messina, M. (2015). Nzikitanza – A piece on the resistance against the MUOS in Niscemi, Sicily. Revista Vórtex, 3(2), 208–223.



Artigos | Dossiê "Som e/ou Música, Violência e Resistência"